Have a Baby Bjorn carrier that could use an update?
Or how about having the convenience of having a cover that can be slipped off and thrown in the wash?
I bought a Baby Bjorn with my first baby, and loved using it with both of my boys. As a mom of three now, I use our Bjorn almost every time we go anywhere. I know Lola will be happy and safe. Now that I'm not the only girl in our house, I thought it would be a great time to make a new girly cover - and share with you so you can make your own!
2 fat quarters of 100% quilting cotton
1. To make a pattern for the cover, lay the front piece of your Bjorn onto some paper - Swedish tracing paper or newspaper will work great. Trace around the Bjorn, stopping at edge of fabric near top buckles and slider clasps, and at bottom of Bjorn, as marked below.
3. Cut pattern out, adding 3/8" seam allowance on all sides of lines drawn. Keep in mind that it's better to have a bit extra room in your pieces than if they are a bit too small, so err on the side of bigger rather than smaller.
4. Pin pattern piece to both layers of fabric and cut pieces out.
5. Serge or zig zag raw edges of each fabric piece at edge of top buckles, slider clasps, and bottom as marked below. If serging, try not to cut off of the raw edge as you stitch. Press each serged/zig zagged edge 3/8" toward wrong side of each fabric piece.
6. Topstitch 1/4" from each pressed edge.
7. Pin fabric pieces right sides together, and stitch together along all raw edges (leaving all edges that have been serged/zig zagged). Serge or zig zag edges stitched.
8. Turn cover right side out through bottom opening and press seams flat.
9. Fold sides of Bjorn front toward center and push through bottom opening of cover. Pull top buckles and slider clasps through corresponding openings.
Great job! Enjoy your new Baby Bjorn cover!
Make a couple and switch them out to keep things fresh!